- Consequences Of Climate ChangeNASA scientists warn: Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss […]
- Climate Change and the Presidental Action PlanThe President’s Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution in America Reducing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants Power plants are the largest major source of emissions in the U.S., together accounting for roughly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas pollution. PROGRESS: In September 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed carbon pollution s […]
- Collapse Of West AntarcticaThe collapse of the ice sheet in West Antarctica have raised concern about the rising sea level. “This is really happening,” Thomas P. Wagner, who runs NASA’s programs on polar ice, said. “There’s nothing to stop it now. But you are still limited by the physics of how fast the ice can flow.” “Today we […]
- Consequences Of Climate Change
- "Refinery Pollution Affects ME!"This commentary originally appeared in Air Alliance Houston's newsletter. Isn't it time you said that to the EPA? By: Adrian Shelley, Executive Director, Air Alliance Houston There are 149 oil refineries in the United States. Of those, 5 are located in Houston, with an additional 3 in both Port Arthur and Texas City. The refining industry is more t […]
- Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 28, 2014Gulf Restoration Council to select projects in August paid with 30 percent of BP RESTORE Act money By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 25, 2014. “The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Friday (July 25) announced it will begin…” (read more) Coastal Restoration Council To Start Accepting Proposals Next Month (+audio) By Eileen Fleming, WWNO […]
- Investing in the transition to thriving EU waters: A visionary new frameworkBy EDF Oceans By: Kent Strauss & Erik Lindebo In partnership with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU), and in collaboration with the 50in10 initiative, EDF recently released a report entitled Towards Investment in Sustainable Fisheries: A Framework for Financing the Transition. It outlines a framework for developing fisheries tr […]
- "Refinery Pollution Affects ME!"
- June 2014 National OverviewPlease see June 2014 National Overview report for more information.
- June 2014 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest on record for the month, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F). The global land surface temperature was 0.95°C (1.71°F) above the 20th century average of 13.3°C (55.9°F), the seventh highest for June on record. The combined global […]
- June 2014 DroughtDuring June 2014, the North Pacific and North Atlantic subtropical high pressure centers exerted influence over the southern tier states, while a strong westerly flow in the upper-level circulation sent frequent weather systems rippling across the northern CONUS. Some of these weather systems moved slowly, dumping locally heavy rains across the Northern and […]
- June 2014 National Overview
- Making science useful[[IMAGE||/system/image_uploads/main/Karen-Yuen_350px.jpg||Right||520||Karen Yuen||Karen Yuen, Science Data Applications Lead for the OCO-2 mission||||234||http://climate.nasa.gov/system/image_uploads/main/Karen-Yuen.jpeg]]Karen Yuen is the Science Data Applications Lead for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission and has been with NASA for over 12 […]
- Making science useful
- Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy SourcesThe aerosol index offers a way to see the long reach of forest fires and dust storms.
- Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy Sources
Tag Archives: wild fires
By admin | Published: November 18, 2011
Photograph of the fires taken from the sky by NASA Fire season in northern Australia usually wraps up by October, but 2011 has been an exceptional year. In mid-November, dry grasses and low humidity combined to create extremely dangerous fire conditions, prompting the Queensland Fire and Rescue service to issue a warning. Because of the […]